Best practices for annual reviews and objective setting?
July 2, 2013 4:37 AM Subscribe
I've just begun my first corporate job after leaving academia, and I absolutely love it. It's now the end of the company's fiscal year, and I have to submit 2 things: a self-appraisal of my work thus far that will go into my annual review, and my objectives for the next 2 quarters. What are your best tips for this practice? How do I make sure I impress my managers?
posted by amelioration to Work & Money (12 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Overall this is very foreign to me. I understand basic principles, such as "in self-evaluation, discuss difficulties you encountered, systems you put into place to overcome them, and how that worked," or "underpromise, overdeliver" on objectives. I do have access to other employees' past objectives, but no guidelines for the self evaluation, other than it should be "a few paragraphs."
As I said, I really love this job. What are your best practices, either as an employee or a manager, for presenting oneself well in a self-evaluation and objective setting? Especially given my context as a newish employee?